Financial Aid, Tuition, and Fees

To apply for financial aid you must complete and submit the FAFSA and the Northern Seminary Financial Aid Application. Unless both the FAFSA and Northern Seminary application have been submitted, the Financial Aid office does not email award letters nor are reminder notes sent to prospective or returning students. Northern Seminary assumes the student will take responsibility to complete the process if they intend to apply for Financial Aid.

No action will be taken on an application until all requested information has been received by the financial aid office (and the prospective student has been accepted for admission). Applications that become complete after stated filing dates will be considered late and will be reviewed and awards made as funds permit. The following steps should be followed to apply for financial aid:

Step 1:

Apply for admission and gain acceptance into a Master’s-level degree program.

Step 2:

Complete the Northern Seminary one page Application for Financial Aid (Download Here). Submit the completed Northern Application to the Financial Aid Office. This financial aid application, along with the completed FAFSA (see step 3), triggers your financial aid review.

Step 3:

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid – Federal Student Code: G01736). Students are considered for Northern scholarships and grants only after completing the FAFSA.

Step 4:

Register for classes for the entire academic year with assistance from your pre-enrollment advisor/admissions counselor. Financial aid cannot be calculated until you register! Students must register for a minimum of 6 hours per quarter to qualify for financial aid.


 

Full Tuition Scholarships

These particular scholarships are only available to new MDiv and MACM students who begin in the Fall term. Current students are ineligible for the Presidential and Perkins Scholarships.  The Financial Aid Office will be happy to assist you in exploring alternative resources for financial aid upon completion of the above process.  Additionally, students may only apply to one scholarship program – one cannot apply to both the Presidential Scholarship and the John Perkins Fellowship.

Read about eligibility requirements for The Presidential Scholarship and The John Perkins Fellowship.

Full tuition scholarships are not applicable to the MANT, MAW, MATM programs due to their reduced cost structures.

APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1ST

 

Scholarship Application Form

 


 

Partial Scholarships

Northern Scholarship: 10 – 50%

(DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

Applicant must be ADMITTED to a Masters degree program.

Student is expected to take at least 6 hours each quarter (2 courses).

Based on a combination of merit and financial need.

Applicant must have a 3.0+ cumulative G.P.A.

Applicant must complete the FAFSA (Federal School Code: G01736).

Applicant must REGISTER for courses for an entire year (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms).

Financial Aid is awarded for an entire academic year and students must reapply by April 30 of each year.

 

Northern Grant: 10 – 25%

(DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

Applicant must be ADMITTED to a Masters degree program.

Student is expected to take at least 6 hours each quarter (2 courses).

Based on a combination of merit and financial need.

Applicant must have a 2.5+ cumulative G.P.A.

Applicant must complete the FAFSA (Federal School Code: G01736).

Applicant must REGISTER for courses for an entire year (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms).

Financial Aid is awarded for an entire academic year and students must reapply by April 30 of each year.

 

Partners in Ministry 50% (Masters Students)

(DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

Student commits to paying 50% of tuition and all fees.

The student’s church or ministry pledges to participate in the Partners in Ministry by providing financial support equal to 25% of tuition for each quarter the student is enrolled.

Applicant must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours each quarter.

2.5+ cumulative G.P.A. required.

Note: Northern provides a 25% grant to any student meeting the above qualifications resulting in a total of a 50% tuition reduction.

Spouse Grant: 50%

Available to the spouse of any current full-time student.

Grant may be applied toward one course in each quarter.

The Spouse Grant cannot be used for the MANT, MATM, or MAW programs due to the already discounted tuition for those programs. Students are only eligible to receive one form of Northern Aid at a time and the discounted tuition rate built into these programs counts as Northern Aid.


 

2016-2017 Tuition Costs

Degree Total Credits Cost
Master of Arts in Christian Ministries 66 credits $520/credit hr
Master of Divinity 108 credits $520/credit hr
Master of Divinity/MANT Dual Degree 138 credits $420/credit hr**
Master of Divinity/MATM Dual Degree 138 credits $440/credit hr
Master of Arts in New Testament 57 credits $18,000**
Master of Arts in New Testament Northern Live 57 credits $22,000**
Master of Arts in Theology and Mission 57 credits $21,000*
Master of Arts in Theology and Mission Northern Live 57 credits $24,000*
Master of Arts in Worship 57 credits $12,000*
Doctor of Ministry (cohort) 36 credits $19,250*
Doctor of Ministry (partnership) 36 credits $15,000*
Graduate Certificate 15 credits $7,800*
Audit $175/credit hr

 

A detailed list of the current Schedule of Tuition and Fees can be found HERE.

*Does not include any additional fees and may be subject to change. 
** Plus cost of Footsteps of Paul Trip.


How can I pay for that?

Our admissions counselors have been where you are, wondering if it is possible to follow God’s call into ministry, enhance knowledge, and sharpen skills without knowing how to answer financial questions. In addition to Federal Student Aid, we have available, several grant and scholarship opportunities for prospective students.

You can learn more about Payment Plans HERE.

*Does not include any additional fees and may be subject to change. 

 

 

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